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Bills and Laws

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Overview

The Bill provides for an increase in the amount of the carer’s allowance supplement for the period from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Anyone who qualifies for this supplement will get the increased amount.  

The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 set the initial amount that carers would receive for this period. The Bill will increase this amount by £231.40. It will also give the Scottish Government the ability to increase the amount of a carer’s allowance supplement going forward.

The Bill was passed on 07 October 2021 and became an Act on 15 November 2021


Contents


Stage 1 - General principles

Committees examine the Bill and gather views. They produce reports before MSPs debate the Bill in the Chamber. MSPs then decide on the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

The Bill ended Stage 1 on 23 September 2021

Committee Examination

The lead committee for this Bill is the Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Find out more about this committee

The Committee published its Stage 1 report on the Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill on 13 September 2021.

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee published its Stage 1 report on 8 September 2021.

The Stage 1 debate on the Bill took place on 23 September 2021.

Submit your views

The Committee wishes to get views on the Bill.

Read the questions and respond to the consultation on Citizen Space.


The consultation closed on 12 August 2021.

Correspondence

The correspondence the Committee sent and received while the Bill progressed through Parliament.

Scottish Government's response to the Carers Allowance (Supplement) Scotland Stage 1 report

Letter from the Minister for Social Security and Local Government, 22 September 2021

Carer's Benefit Policy

Letter from the Minister for Social Security and Local Government of 16 June 2021

Read all the correspondence received on this Bill

Who spoke to the lead committee in the Parliament

MSPs met with people in committee meetings to discuss what the Bill will do.

2 September 2021

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Committee report

The Social Justice and Social Security Committee published its Stage 1 report on 13 September 2021

Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 report

Work by other committees

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee published its Stage 1 report on 8 September 2021.

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 Report

Debate

MSPs debate the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

23 September 2021

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Vote

MSPs debate the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

23 September 2021

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Motion ref. S6M-01318

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 23, 2021

MSPs agreed that this Bill could continue